“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays. We look past the fairies and donkeys to find a man deeply connected to nature. Using our local landscape of longleaf forests, sinkholes, and springs, we explore the Bard’s words like never before.
EcoShakespeare is a partnership between WFSU and the Southern Shakespeare Festival, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, Palmetto Expeditions, and the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park– and our viewers. We invited our viewers to join us on EcoAdventures like none we had ever done. We would hike, we would learn about nature- so far, nothing out of the ordinary. The twist was the actors performing Shakespearean scenes, right there by lakes and in the forest.
In the end, Shakespeare has a lot to tell us about nature, and even our local bioregion. And our Red Hills/ Forgotten coast ecosystems can tell us a lot about the Bard as well. Enjoy the EcoShakespeare experience.